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Today's Topics:

Q&A : Image Segmentation Code now available
Q&A : SCface - Surveillance Cameras Face Database
CFP : Asian Conf on CV (ACCV2010) - New Xealand - 01JUN2010
CFP : IVPCV-10 - Orlando, FL - 12-14JUL2010
CFP : CGVCVIP 2010 - Freiburg, GER - 19FEB2010
CFP : SSIAI 2010 - Austin, TX - 03FEB2010
CFP : CompIMAGE 2010 - Buffalo, NY - 23FEB2010
CFP : Visual analysis of animal and insect behavior ICPR'10 WS (VAIB10)
CFP : 7th Canadian Conf CRV'10 - Ontario, Canada - 08FEB2010
CFP : 3rd WS CV Apps for Visually Impaired - SF, CA - 10MAR2010
CFP : Int WS Situational Awareness - France - 22FEB2010
CFP : 10th WS Omni Vision and Cameras - Spain - 15MAR2010


From: Yiannis Aloimonos <>
Subject: Image Segmentation Code now available

New image segmentation code has just become available
at the Computer Vision Laboratory of the University of
Maryland. For downloading as well as the relevant
papers, point your browser at:


From: Mislav Grgic <>
Subject: Q&A : SCface - Surveillance Cameras Face Database

We would like to inform about a new face database: SCface -
Surveillance Cameras Face Database. The database is available free of
charge to researchers, and obtainable through the procedure described
at the SCface web-site:

Here is a short description of the database, as presented on the above

SCface is a database of static images of human faces. Images were
taken in uncontrolled indoor environment using five video surveillance
cameras of various qualities. Database contains 4160 static images (in
visible and infrared spectrum) of 130 subjects. Images from different
quality cameras mimic the real-world conditions and enable robust face
recognition algorithms testing, emphasizing different law enforcement
and surveillance use case scenarios.

Here is a short summary of what makes this database interesting to
face recognition research community:
1. Different quality and resolution cameras were used;
2. Images were taken under uncontrolled illumination conditions;
3. Images were taken from various distances;
4. Head pose in surveillance images is typical for a commercial
surveillance system, i.e. the camera is placed slightly above
the subject's head, making the recognition even more demanding;
besides, during the surveillance camera recordings the individuals
were not looking to a fixed point;
5. Database contains nine different poses images suitable for head
pose modeling and/or estimation;
6. Database contains images of 130 subjects, enough to eliminate
performance results obtained by pure coincidence (chances of
recognition by pure coincidence is less than 0.7%);
7. Both identification and verification scenarios are possible.

Best regards,
Mislav Grgic and Kresimir Delac


From: Brendan McCane <>
Subject: CFP : Asian Conf on CV (ACCV2010) - New Xealand - 01JUN2010

The Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV) is a biennial
international conference on computer vision and applications. As a
highly successful series, ACCV provides a premium forum for researchers,
developers, practitioners in the Asian/Pacific region and also around
the world to present and discuss new problems, solutions, and
technologies in computer vision and related areas. The Tenth Asian
Conference on Computer Vision will be held on Nov. 8-12, 2010, in
Queenstown, New Zealand.

Papers in the main technical program must describe original research.
To encourage high quality submissions, various paper prizes will be
awarded at the conference. The award-winning papers will be selected to
appear in a future special issue of the International Journal of
Computer Vision (IJCV), and IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and
Applications (CVA). The conference proceedings will be published by
Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. All of
previous ACCV conferences had been indexed by EI (Engineering Index).

The topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the

* Camera and Sensing
* Active Reconstruction
* Panoramic Vision
* Low Level Vision
* Image and Video Editing
* Computational Photography
* Segmentation and Texture
* Shading and Color
* Geometry and Shape
* Non-rigid Shape Analysis
* Shape Retrieval and Categorization
* Multiple View and Stereo Analysis
* Dense Motion Analysis
* Markov Random Fields
* Matching, Similarity, Alignment
* Features and Learning
* Detection, Categorization and Recognition
* Tracking
* Pose
* Performance of Computer Vision Techniques
* Biometrics and Surveillance
* Image- or Video-based 3D Modeling, and Remote Sensing
* Image- or Video-based Rendering, Arts
* Internet and Web Applications, HCI
* Content-based Retrieval and Copy Detection
* People, Faces, Pedestrians, and Activities

Important Dates
* Paper submission deadline: June 1st, 2010
* Notification of acceptance: Sep 14th, 2010
* Camera ready copy due: Sep 30th, 2010
* Early bird registration: Sep 30th, 2010
* Workshops and tuturials: Nov 8th-9th, 2010
* Main Conference: November 10th-12th, 2010


Brendan McCane, Head of Dept, Email:
Department of Computer Science Phone: +64 3 479 8588/8578.
University of Otago Fax: +64 3 479 8529
Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand.


From: James Heralds <>
Subject: CFP : IVPCV-10 - Orlando, FL - 12-14JUL2010

IVPCV-10 Call for papers

The 2010 International Conference on Image and Video Processing and
Computer Vision (IVPCV-10) (website: )
will be held during 12-14 of July 2010 in Orlando, FL, USA. IVPCV is
an important event in the areas of computer vision, signal processing,
video and image processing and related areas.

The conference will be held at the same time and location where
several other major international conferences will be taking place.
The conference will be held as part of 2010 multi-conference
(MULTICONF-10). MULTICONF-10 will be held during July 12-14, 2010 in
Orlando, Florida, USA. The primary goal of MULTICONF is to promote
research and developmental activities in computer science, information
technology, control engineering, and related fields. Another goal is
to promote the dissemination of research to a multidisciplinary
audience and to facilitate communication among researchers,
developers, practitioners in different fields. The following
conferences are planned to be organized as part of MULTICONF-10.

* International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern
Recognition (AIPR-10)
* International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Control
Systems (ARCS-10)
* International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology,
Genomics and Chemoinformatics (BCBGC-10)
* International Conference on Computer Networks (CN-10)
* International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems and Web
Technologies (EISWT-10)
* International Conference on High Performance Computing Systems
* International Conference on Information Security and Privacy
* International Conference on Image and Video Processing and Computer
Vision (IVPCV-10)
* International Conference on Software Engineering Theory and Practice
* International Conference on Theoretical and Mathematical Foundations
of Computer Science (TMFCS-10)

We invite draft paper submissions. Please see the website for more details.


From: "" <>
Subject: CFP : CGVCVIP 2010 - Freiburg, GER - 19FEB2010

Freiburg, Germany, 27-29 July 2010
( )
part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information
Systems (MCCSIS 2010)
Freiburg, Germany 26-31 July 2010
( )

* Conference background and goals
The IADIS Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision and Image
Processing (CGVCVIP) 2010 conference aims to address the main issues
on Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision and Image

* Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations.
The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a
book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS
Digital Library (accessible on-line).

* Best Papers
Selected authors of best papers will be invited to submit extended
versions of their papers to selected journals (i.e. IADIS
International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems -
ISSN: 1646-3692) including journals from INDERSCIENCE Publishers.

* Types of submissions
Full and Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations,
Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium.
All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.

* Topics related to Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision
and Image Processing are of interest. These include, but are not
limited to the following areas:

Computer Graphics
[ shortened by moderator...]

[ shortened by moderator...]

Computer Vision
- Stereo Vision
- Boundary Detection
- Motion Detection and Tracking
- Reconstruction and Representation
- Facial and Hand Gesture Recognition
- Matching, Inference and Recognition

Image Processing
- Image Generation
- Image Acquisition
- Image Registration
- Image Manipulation
- Image Segmentation
- Image Restoration
- Image Compression
- Holographic Imaging
- Color Corrections
- Remote Sensing
- Image Coding and Encryption
- Image Indexing and Retrieval
- Classification and Clustering
- Wavelet Methods
- Fractals

Other Related Topics
[ shortened by moderator...]

* Important Dates:
- Submission Deadline: 19 February 2010
- Notification to Authors: 19 March 2010
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 12 April
- Late Registration: After 12 April 2010
- Conference: Freiburg, Germany, 27-29 July 2010

* Conference Location
The conference will be held in Freiburg, Germany.

* Secretariat
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3, 1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal

* Program Committee
Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision and Image Processing
2010 Program Chair
Yingcai Xiao, The University of Akron, USA

General MCCSIS Conference Co-Chairs:
Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Pedro Isa=EDas, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University),
Dirk Ifenthaler, Albert-Ludwigs-Universit=E4t Freiburg, Germany
Nian-Shing Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

For committee list please refer to


From: Damon Chandler <>
Subject: CFP : SSIAI 2010 - Austin, TX - 03FEB2010


IEEE* Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation
(SSIAI 2010)

Austin, Texas USA
May 23-25, 2010

PDF Version:

The Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation
(SSIAI) is a biennial conference dedicated to all aspects of
computational analysis and interpretation of images and video.
SSIAI brings together researchers and practitioners in academia,
industry, and government to share and discuss the latest advances
in this field. SSIAI 2010 will be held at the spectacular Omni
Austin Downtown Hotel in Austin, Texas USA. The symposium seeks
original contributions reporting novel research directions,
results, and applications.

Important Dates
o February 3, 2010: Papers due
o March 12, 2010: Acceptance notification
o April 9, 2010: Camera-ready papers due

Plenary and Keynote Speakers
o Al Bovik, University of Texas at Austin
o Ed Delp, Purdue University
o Sheila Hemami, Cornell University
o Aggelos Katsaggelos, Northwestern University

Topics of Interest (not limited to)
o Stereo image analysis
o Biomedical image analysis
o Color image analysis
o Video analysis
o Mathematical and statistical models and methods
o Remote sensing
o Segmentation
o Content-based retrieval
o Features and invariants
o Automated inspection
o Real-time analysis
o Multiscale analysis
o Multispectral analysis
o Activity detection
o Reconfigurable computing methods
o Optimization methods

Submit a paper (maximum of 4 pages including figures and
references) in double-column IEEE conference format. Accepted full
papers will be same format with a four-page limit. For further
details, please visit the official website

General Co-Chair: Scott Acton, University of Virginia
General Co-Chair: Joebob Havlicek, University of Oklahoma
Technical Co-Chair: Mary Comer, Purdue University
Technical Co-Chair: Yongyi Yang, Illinois Institute of Technology
Finance Chair: Jeff Rodrigez, University of Arizona
Arrangements Chair: Marios Pattichis, University of New Mexico
Publicity Chair: Damon Chandler, Oklahoma State University

* IEEE sponsorship pending for 2010


Subject: CFP : CompIMAGE 2010 - Buffalo, NY - 23FEB2010

In the framework of the International Symposium CompIMAGE'10
Computational Modeling of Objects Presented in Images:
Fundamentals, Methods, and Applications,
May 5-7, 2010, Buffalo-Niagara, NY, USA
( ), prospective authors are invited to submit
short communications to be published in the Symposium proceedings and presented at the Symposium.


February 23, 2010. This deadline is firm and will not be extended.


The manuscripts must be prepared according to the LNCS requirements and
submitted electronically in PDF format, together with all source files
and figures. The length should be between 2 and 6 pages. The papers will
be reviewed by the Editors. The authors of accepted papers will be notified
by February 26, 2010.

The accepted papers will be published by Research Publishing Services (Singapore)
in an edited book with an ISBN.

A paper will be included in the proceedings only if at least one of its
author registers by February 28, 2010 and sends a symposium fee for
short communication, which includes access to all symposium materials,
banquet, and tour of Niagara Falls (please, visit the symposium webpage
at: ). The participants are supposed to present
their work orally or at a poster session.

Yours sincerely,
J Manuel R. S. Tavares
(University of Porto, symposium co-chair)


From: Bob Fisher <>
Subject: CFP : Visual analysis of animal and insect behavior ICPR'10 WS (VAIB10)

A 1 day workshop to be held August 22, 2010 at the 2010 International
Conference on Pattern Recognition Istanbul, Turkey

There has been an enormous amount of research on analysis of video data
of humans, but relatively little on visual analysis of other organisms.
The goal of this workshop is to stimulate and bring together the current
research in this area, and provide a forum for researchers to share
expertise. As we want to make this more of a discussion workshop, we
encourage work-in-progress presentations. Reviewing will be lightweight
and only abstracts will be circulated to attendees.

The issues that the research will address include:
detection of living organisms
organism tracking and movement analysis
dynamic shape analysis
classification of different organisms (eg. by subspecies)
assessment of organism behavior or behavior changes
size and shape assessment
health monitoring

These problems can be applied to a variety of species at different
sizes, such as fruit and house flies, crickets, cockroaches and other
insects, farmed and wild fish, mice and rats, commercial farm animals
such as poultry, cows and horses, and wildlife monitoring, etc. One
aspect that they all have in common is video data.

More information can be found at:

Submission: a 4 page extended abstract in PDF to by
April 1, 2010
Acceptance: decisions will be made by May 1
Revised extended abstracts of the accepted presentation
will be required by June 1

Workshop Organizers:
R. Fisher University of Edinburgh
J. Hallam University of South Denmark
Y. Xiao University of Edinburgh

Program Committee
D. Armstrong University of Edinburgh
A. Branzan Albu University of Victoria
D. Forsyth University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Y. Kita Japanese Nat. Inst. of Advanced Industrial
Science and Technology (AIST)
T. Lukins University of Edinburgh
V. Martin INRIA Sophia Antipoles
M. Mirmehdi University of Bristol
G. Mori Simon Fraser University
L. Mummert Intel
S. Ravela Masssachusetts Inst of Technology
C. Spampinato Universita' di Catania

Prof. Robert B. Fisher, School of Informatics, Univ. of Edinburgh
1.26 Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton St, Edinburgh EH8 9AB, UK
+44-(131)-651-3441 (direct line), +44-(131)-651-3443 (secretary)
Fax: +44-(131)-651-3435 E-MAIL:


From: "Gerhard Roth" <>
Subject: 7th Canadian Conf CRV'10 - Ontario, Canada - 08FEB2010

Seventh Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV'10)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
May 31-June 2, 2010

will be held on May 31-June 2, 2010, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Held
jointly with the Graphics Interface 2010 (GI) and the Artificial=20
Intelligence 2010 (AI) conferences, a single registration will permit
attendees to attend any talk in the three conferences (CRV, GI, AI),
which will be scheduled in parallel tracks.

CRV seeks contributions of complete, original research papers on any
aspect of computer vision, robot vision, robotics, medical imaging,
image processing or pattern recognition. CRV provides an excellent
environment for interdisciplinary interaction as well as for networking
of students and scientists in computer vision, robotic vision, robotics,
image understanding and pattern recognition. In addition to the regular
sessions, there will be three invited speakers. Four paper awards will
be presented: one for the best overall paper, one for the best paper
with a student as first author, and area awards for the best paper in
vision and robotics.

There will be a tutorial day preceding the conference, consisting of
many short talks by different speakers on basic topics in computer
vision and robotics. This free event will follow the successful format
of CRV'09 and should be useful for new graduate students and seasoned
researchers alike.

For more detailed information, please consult the CFP at the following
URL: .

Paper Submission Deadline 8 February 2010
Acceptance/Rejection notification 5 March 2010
Revised camera-ready papers due 12 March 2010

Program Co-Chairs
Mark Fiala, Ryerson University
Jim Little, University of British Columbia

More information about the conference can be found at the main site


From: James Coughlan <>
Subject: 3rd WS CV Apps for Visually Impaired - SF, CA - 10MAR2010

3rd Workshop on Computer Vision Applications for the Visually Impaired
(CVAVI 10)
San Francisco, Calif., June 14, 2010
A Satellite Workshop of CVPR 2010

Workshop Chairs:
James Coughlan, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
Roberto Manduchi, UC Santa Cruz


Brief description:

A growing number of computer vision researchers are becoming interested
in applications for persons with visual impairments (VI), including low
vision and blindness. This workshop aims to bring together computer
vision researchers and experts in VI rehabilitation and assistive
technology. Attendance by VI experts outside the computer vision
community will also be encouraged. By addressing the context in which
assistive technology is used and designed, the workshop seeks to help
researchers identify fruitful areas of overlap between the most pressing
needs of the VI population and the capabilities of computer vision
technology. A general discussion session at the end of the workshop
will facilitate the exchange of ideas between computer vision
researchers and VI experts.

Paper submission date (tentative):
Wed., Mar. 10, 2010


From: Kinh Tieu <>
Subject: Int WS Situational Awareness - France - 22FEB2010

Call for Papers

International Workshop on Situational Awareness for
Autonomous and Mobile Platforms (SAAM 2010)

In conjunction with VISIGRAPP, May, 2010 - Angers, France

Regular Paper Submission: January 12, 2010
Authors Notification: February 09, 2010
Final Paper Submission and Registration: February 22, 2010

David Demirdjian, Vecna Robotics, USA
Kinh Tieu, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, USA

The SAAM workshop solicits papers on new research directions, works-in-
progress, and critical surveys of prior work in all areas pertaining to
situational awareness for autonomous and mobile platforms.

To navigate and operate successfully, autonomous systems need to build a
consistent spatial and temporal representation of the world, including
for instance, the environment geometry and properties, as well as human
presence, intent and activity. Humans are able to build such
representations from observations and experience, and therefore are
situationally aware.

How to build and use such situational awareness (SA) representations is
still a fundamental research area, which this workshop seeks to address.
In particular the workshop aims at gathering papers focused on SA
modeling techniques, e.g., how to convert raw, low-level, sensing
information to representations that are useful for autonomous system
tasks. As vision is the most commonly used sensing modality, the
workshop is mainly interested in systems using visual sensors (video
cameras, 3D sensors, multi-spectral sensors). However, systems including
additional modalities such as audio and haptic sensing are welcome.

This workshop encompasses a broad range of research areas. Therefore,
the potential topics for discussion at this workshop are also wide-
* New and innovative computer vision algorithms for mobile
platforms (SLAM, obstacle detection, object recognition)
* Design methodologies for computer vision and robotic systems
* Reasoning, goal, specification, perception-action loops
* Use of task context, context awareness, knowledge representations
* Multimodal fusion
* Ontology-based representations
* Model-based (geometric) representations
* Data-driven (image-based) representations
* Human-Machine Interaction
* Ubiquitous computing
* Calibration and auto-calibration


From: Olivier Koch <>
Subject: 10th WS Omni Vision and Cameras - Spain - 15MAR2010

Call for Participation

OMNIVIS 2010: The 10th Workshop on Omnidirectional Vision, Camera
Networks and Non-classical Cameras

Sunday June 27, 2010 - Zaragoza, Spain

Co-located with Robotics: Science & Systems, RSS 2010

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2010

In recent years, panoramic and omnidirectional sensors have been a key
technology in the development of visual perception. Omnidirectional and
panoramic sensors have found numerous applications in the robotics
community, including localization, navigation, visual servoing, and
enhanced situational awareness for autonomous or teleoperated systems.
One of the foremost communities for advancing omnidirectional sensors is
OMNIVIS, also known as the Workshop on Omnidirectional Vision, Camera
Networks and Non-Classical Cameras. This workshop will cover a wide
range of topics including camera networks, non-classical sensors, camera
calibration, structure-from-motion and SLAM.

The workshop is open to both the computer vision community and the
robotics community and hopes to build on the synergies that have
developed between the two in the recent years.

The list of topics of interest includes, but are not necessary limited
* Omnidirectional cameras
Structure from �motion, navigation, SLAM
Visual servoing
Image processing
* Non-classical sensors
Algorithms and calibration
Novel, application-tailored designs
* Large- (>1000) and medium-scale (10-1000) camera networks
Decentralized algorithms robust to node failures
Continuous calibration, e.g., of non-stationary camera networks
Camera deployment and distributed calibration applications
Surveillance, tele-immersion
Intelligent environments
* Applications of omnidirectional cameras to robotics

Important Dates:
Paper submission deadline: March 15, 2010 23.59 PST
Notification of acceptance: May 5, 2010
Camera ready deadline: May 25, 2010
Workshop date: June 27, 2010

Submissions instructions:


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